2023 Certified Digital Wellness Educator Program

Earn a certification to champion a change in your workplace or school.

9/10

Overall courses satisfaction score.

96%

Completition rate on all courses.

350+

Certified Educators in 32 countries

Certified Educators Are

Team Leaders

Non-profit
Start-up
Corporate
Government

Mental Health Practitioners

Psychologists
Psychiatrists
Social Workers
Life Coaches

Health 
 Providers

Doctors + Nurses
Physical Therapists
Holistic Health
Educators

Educators

K-12 Teachers
Graduate Professors 
Speakers 
Influencers 

Curious Explorer

Individuals Seeking:
Knowledge
Growth
Tech Health 
Digital Flourishing®

What You'll Get

- Digital Certified Educator Badge
- Access to Resource Tool Kit (graphics, templates, and more!)
- 1 year of free access to the Alumni Community Portal
- Inclusion in the Certified Educator Directory

What to Expect

Quizzes + Final Exam

Weekly built-in checkpoints for recall and retention on key topics and vocabulary

Assignments

Thought-provoking exercises designed to help you embody program content

Project with a Purpose

A final project to move you from the classroom to real world applications


Reflections

Prompts to foster introspection and awareness

Program Overview

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What Our Alumni Say...

DWI offers an amazing program! Essentially, their collaborations bring in world-class instructors to engage the larger conversation of Digital Wellness, as well as provide tools for attaining that elusive balance. The Educator program promotes and expands thought leadership by teaching research-driven content to shed light on the interplay of the technological balance of self, wellness, professional performance, and community. From students, to professionals and leadership circles, DWI is a fantastic resource!
- Nicole C.
DWI taught me to unplug and recharge. Being mindful and intentional about my online activity and screen time has helped me be way more productive! Thank you all for your work.DWI taught me to unplug and recharge. Being mindful and intentional about my online activity and screen time has helped me be way more productive! Thank you all for your work.
- Keith Y.
Nina and her team are amazing, highly recommend for any of your digital wellness needs!
- Gene C.
Fantastic resource for practicing a more mindful and empowering relationship with technology. Highly recommend!
- Auburn M.
Great program, amazing instructors, insightful content and a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from different fields. So many lessons learned to foster a healthy relationship with technology. Fully recommended.
- Carolina B.
I burned out due to digital overload after the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers investigation, where I played a key role as head of the data team. In today's digital world it's a must to learn how to have a healthier relationship with technology.
- Mar C.

Course Format

We know you are busy. That's why designed this certification program with professional in mind.  The course has interaction to build community, but  flexibility to help you work at your own pace.

Core Content

Each week of the program covers 3-4 modules on core topics and includes an appendix of content for those who want to learn more.

Synchronous, but Flexible

New content is released on Mondays, but may be consumed and completed at your own pace.  

Weekly Calls

Tap into the wisdom of your world-class instructors and fellow classmates on weekly live Zoom calls (Wednesdays from 11am-12pm CST; also recorded)
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Course Objectives

Knowledge

Understand key terminology of digital wellness and the attention economy
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Identify the warning signs of technology addiction, dependency and distress
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Understand current technology trends and their impact on human behavior
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Discuss the design and regulation of technology for digital wellness

Embodiment

Speak authoritatively about the core components of Digital Flourishing
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Model the prevention of and recovery from digital burnout and sensory overload
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Discover practices to explore and improve your relationship with technology

Empowerment

Coach colleagues and clients on effective digital boundaries and intentional technology practices
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Assess and track digital wellness over time using research-based methodologies
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Utilize technology as an ally to optimize wellbeing in the digital 

Syllabus

Week 1

Flourishing in the Digital Era

  • Introduction to the Digital Wellness course & teachers
  • How to access the course materials and platforms
  • Assessing your own digital wellness
  • Access to your digital wellness E-book

Week 2

Productivity

  • Dive into what the Attention Economy is
  • Address how to manage distractions
  • Evaluate the problems & opportunities that come with multitasking
  • Discuss why technology can be addicting (The Hook Model)

Week 3

Environment

  • Dive into digital minimalism
  • Learn how to set digital boundaries at home
  • Practice the art of digital feng shui
  • Understand the impact of mindful tech design

Week 4

Communication

  • Evaluate digital culture within your workspace
  • Learn to recognize and manage Zoom Fatigue
  • Implement best practices when it comes to telecommunication

Week 5

Relationships

  • Create social capital online and offline
  • Understand the power of presence
  • Make use of online social support
  • Develop Media Bubbles & Friendships

Week 6

Mental Health

  • Evaluate the impacts of stress and how it develops
  • Learn about dichotomy of Gaming addiction and friendship building
  • Understand the impact of social media 
  • How to create mindfulness while living in a digital world

Week 7

Physical Health

  • How habits form and how to break them
  • Importance of Ergonomics and posture
  • Practice Self-care strategies for physical health
  • Discuss the unseen world of Electromagnetic Fields

Week 8

Quantified Self

  • Introduction to the quantified self
  • How to use data for insight
  • Optimizing connected health

Week 9

Digital Citizenship

  • How to optimize your online privacy
  • Discuss Gen Z's perspective on the problems and opportunities of tech
  • Understanding Digital activism & cancel culture
  • How to create a safe space for Diversity & Ethics

Week 10

Flourishing in the Digital Era

  • Creating a mindful workshop design
  • How to interpret academic research  
  • Putting all of your knowledge together!

The Application Process

Due to overwhelming demand, we have instituted an application process for the Certificate Program.  Applicants may be nominated or may self-nominate. The application process will proceed as follows:

December 12, 2022

Applications are Due

All online applications must be submitted by 11:59pm CST.

December 16, 2022

Applicants will be notified

All applicants will be informed of the status of their application.

December 21

Enrollment Deadline

All program applicants must enroll by this date or seats will be given to the waiting list.

Prefer to go at your own pace?

While our "live" synchronous Certificate Program only runs twice a year (and is application based), some students prefer an On-Demand version which is available year-round.  This program enables extra flexibility but excludes weekly calls and the dedicated cohort of students.

Synchronous 10 Week
Certification Program

$1699
Our Live Certification Program is perfect for those looking for community and instructor interaction over the course of 10 weeks. 

  • Digital Wellness Educator Certificate + Title 
  • 30 hours of video-based instruction
  • Live instructor-led zoom calls
  • Access to an interactive discussion forum
  • Networking with fellow students
  • Downloadable workbook
  • Access to an alumni folder of resources
  • 5+ hours of bonus content

On-Demand 15 Week
Certification Program

$1499
Our On-Demand Certification Program is perfect for those looking to go at their own pace. You can move as quickly or slowly as you'd like over the course of 15 weeks. 

  • Digital Wellness Educator Certificate + Title 
  • 30 hours of video-based instruction
  • Downloadable workbook
  • Access to an alumni folder of resources
  • Self- paced learning over 15 weeks

Private Cohort: Live or On-Demand

Contact Us for More Info
Have a group of 25 or more looking to partake in the program? Reach out to us for special bulk pricing. 


  • Digital Wellness Educator Certificate + Title 
  • 30 hours of video-based instruction
  • Live instructor-led zoom calls
  • Access to an interactive discussion forum
  • Networking with fellow students
  • Downloadable workbook
  • Access to an alumni folder of resources
  • 5+ hours of bonus content

FAQs

How long is this course and what is the weekly time commitment?

The Live Certification Program runs for 10 weeks. Generally speaking, you can expect to set aside two to three hours of work per week for each program. 

How often are the courses updated?

As our digital world evolves, the program evolves with it. The certificate is continuously updated to feature the most recent digital wellness research. Our international community of teachers and alumni also allow us to constantly integrate breaking news and innovative material into our curriculum. 

Where do I ask questions? Can I hire a teacher for additional consulting or coaching? 

Our course features cover 20 teachers and a plethora of digital wellness topics! Each cohort of the program has a dedicated teaching assistant to answer questions. To respect our teacher’s time and privacy, direct contact information is not shared, however you may keep in touch with them on LinkedIn and through our alumni group. Hourly consulting is available on a case by case basis depending on teacher availability.

How long will I have access to the course?

LIVE PROGRAM
Program content will be released on a week-by-week basis. You will have access to the program content for 10 weeks after your program ends. While you will no longer be able to access the program after this time, you will receive access to a robust alumni folder full of resources upon completion of your certificate.  

How does community + teacher interaction differ between the two programs?

LIVE PROGRAM
The Live Certification Program provides community interaction and real time engagement over the course of 10 weeks. You'll be given the opportunity to network with fellow learners and participate in group discussions with peers and instructors alike. 

ON-DEMAND PROGRAM
The On-Demand Program provides you with the freedom to self-pace the course. As a result, you'll be on a solo journey to Digital Wellness! That said, if you have specific questions about the content, you can reach out to ta@digitalwellnessinstitute.com and we will try to respond within 2-3 days. 

What happens if I can't complete the program on time?

While we have full faith you'll be able to complete the program within the allotted time, we have a few options to accommodate you based on the program you've chosen.  If you are enrolled into our Live Program and would like to move to a later cohort, there will be a fee of $199 USD. As space is limited in each live program, learners will be permitted to move to a later cohort a maximum of two times. 

If you enroll into the Live Program and feel as though the On-Demand Program would be better suited for you, we would be happy to move you to the On-Demand version. Please note that no refunds will be made to accommodate the price difference.

Do you offer refunds?

We are confident that you will love the program, but we do allow for a seven day grace period during the first week of the program if you decide that the course is not a right fit. 

Other questions?

Please email info@digitalwellnessinstitute.com. Please allow us 3-5 days to respond to your inquiry. 

Become a Certified Digital Wellness Expert

We are so excited to have you join us on the journey to Digital Wellness. Change begins with one person at a time: join us as a pioneer in the Digital Wellness space and make a difference today.